SLIPPAGE sponsors CADD|DSA Collaboration on Dance

SLIPPAGE is proud to announce that the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance joins the Dance Studies Association to co-host a 3-part program series focusing on Black dance. This series will be an exploration of the politics, aesthetics, and alchemy of African diasporic dance.  The series will kick off September 26 at 11 AM EST  with curated highlights from the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance February 2020 conference, Fluid Black::Dance Back. CADD Executive Board member Carl Paris moderates presentations that consider black dance/cultural futures where tradition, fluidity, and inter-relationality are mutually inclusive.  These ideas are illustrated by Imani Ma’at AnkhmenRa Amen sharing and discussing her holistic and culturally responsive teaching methodologies for University of Michigan’s first West African dance class; excerpts from tap dance artist-scholar Michael J. Love’s #SampledMixedAndRemixed” series of real-time experiments with genre, liveness, mediation, and temporality; and Woodshed Dance’s collective platforms for black bodies in motion.

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Established in 2012, The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) is an egalitarian community of scholars and artists committed to exploring, promoting, and engaging African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic identity. The organization holds Black diasporic dance as its anchor and field.

CADD+DSA collaborative programming includes lectures, cross-generational discussions, and creative explorations into Black dance (studies). Events consider the ways that Black dance affirms, confers, cleaves, or potentially binds Black lives. Rooted in our diverse histories, discussions are also invested in the possibility of mobilizing experience/technique (suggestion of technology) into a possible ‘right now’ and future of/for Black people themselves.